House of Gongs
is a grassroots movement and learning
space that honors both tradition and innovation on gong-row music and other Filipino Indigenous traditional instruments. We cultivate artists from different backgrounds through studying, learning, and/or practicing indigenous art forms from the Philippines and encourage them to bring indigenous knowledge into their own artistic creativity and experience.
The house of gongs core program is Gongster's Paradise. A festival of a collective of kulintang and Filipino indigenous music practitioners in North America. It is a 4-hour long festival showcasing kulintang and other Filipino indigenous music from its most traditional form to its modern interpretations.
The creative space was founded by cultural practitioners, Ron Querian and Lydia Querian who find passion in indigenous knowledge, music, and traditions and are passionate about connecting with different tribal communities and their living master artisans all over the Philippines.